Archive for February, 2006

Posted on Feb 8th, 2006

Why do we get stressed is a common question asked when looking for answers behind stressful moments. What a major breakthrough that would be if we could pinpoint exactly what it is that triggers these stressful bouts - but because we all differ in so many ways then trying to decipher what brings these moments to ahead can be very difficult.

Stressful moments can be brought on by many happenings or mishaps. In a stressful situation a sufferer may feel and experience loss of control of their body actions and emotions which they find is out of their jurisdiction. Stress hormones escalate out of control - this then activates an energetic flush of hormone release which speeds up the beat of the heart to pump faster which then causes muscle tension followed by accelerated breathing. These are not unusual reactions when stressful moments kick in

Other painful ailments suffered by a patient suffering from stress is migraine, back ache, palpitations, perspiration and high blood pressure - these symptoms are all common partners of stress. (Not in everyone) You may find a change in personality where you become touchy and irritable. Different reactions for different people - in some people the effects of stress may contribute to why they develop ulcers cold sores, and heart disease. Once again this does not apply to every one.

There are many stress related factors but the two main one`s are the internal an external - the outer one of the two can be brought on by a bereavement, debt or even a break up of a long time relationship. The other stress factor is where you yourself instigate the situation furthermore by forcefully contributing with the intake of certain matters that are not agreeable to the condition. Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine and many more along with environmental toxins are all chemical substances to be avoided because of how they exhaust the body of energy.

Cutting down or cutting out on your intake of these sources is not the cure but most definitely soothes the condition from flaring up to stages of severity. However, there are various techniques used to help combat stressful moments.

If you can label and identify the reason to why your physical and mental doings take place then there is a possibility that you can calm the condition. By ignoring the signs and symptoms of stress you may hamper your chances of ever having peace of mind thus intensifying the pain causing unnecessary suffering.

Proven techniques practiced to today by millions to help with stress relief and pressure is to take up yoga exercise. Exercise therapy controls the build up of stress hormones. Mental exercises like Yoga meditation is a form of mind control exercise. By controlling the nervous system with relaxation classes you claim back control of your life - your emotions - your feelings - your actions and all because you did it the natural way.

Yoga is a natural remedy that is helping people to cope instead of living in hope for a cure. (Depending on the severity of stress or any other illness)

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Posted on Feb 8th, 2006

Is your "To-Do" list longer then the latest Harry Potter novel? Do you have to pick up the kids from school, work on several cases at work, or plan your next company meeting? Maybe you have to do some or all of the above. Dealing with stressful life situations like these has become common place in our modern speed of light society.

Through advances in technology and innovation in business practices we have become accustomed to dealing with more things at a quicker pace. Our patience has diminished as we pop minute meals into the microwave instead of taking time to create a home cooked meal. There are too many things you need to accomplish in the day to worry about whether your family meal was made by your hands or Betty Crocker’s.

Unfortunately the push to achieve more in a shorter period of time is detrimental to your overall health. Lack of sleep and poor eating habits of a stressed out worker can cause problems on the job, not to mention decreased fitness. It is crucial to your health and enjoyment of life to take a breather. Take time to enjoy life. Don’t let the everyday stresses distract you from the important aspects of life, whatever they may be in your situation.

How can I make time when I don’t have enough time to begin with? It’s all about priorities. Decreasing the amount of stress in your life should be a top priority. There are techniques you can integrate into your day which will quell stressful aspects of your life.

What are these valuable techniques? There are numerous stress reduction techniques and they are varied in nature. A great audio book to listen to is Life is Not a Stress Rehearsal by Loretta LaRoche. This audio book provides insights into slowing down your hectic life in a funny, manageable way. It is a great resource for anyone dealing with stress that would like to explore practical ways to reduce stress in their life.

Also check out How to Manage Stress Easily by Effective Learning Systems. This audio learning resource will help you to free yourself from negative feelings and stressors that pervade your life. Another great audio book is Calm Your Mind by Matthew McKay. Matthew McKay presents four basic techniques you can engage in to reduce stress, calm your mind, and center your soul.

Follow the scientifically proven effectiveness of the techniques presented in Stress Reduction and Creative Meditations for Work and Career by Marc Allen. Listen to what thousands have learned about focusing on relaxation exercises each day. Another great audio resource is Living a Life of Inner Peace by Eckhart Tolle. This is a transformative talk by Eckhart Tolle that focuses on the effects of your state of presence.

Another great way to reduce stress is to make sure all of your uncompleted business tasks (or "open loops") are properly tracked. David Allen’s Getting Things Done series is one of the best methodologies for this. His goal? To help you achieve a "Mind Like Water." Allen’s audio titles include Getting Things Done, Ready for Anything and Nightingale-Conant title Getting Thigns Done Fast.

Other alternative stress reduction audio resources include A Guide to Alternative Self-Healing Techniques for Stress Reduction by Dr. William Collinge and Stress Relief by Michael Reed Gach. These audio books cover alternative methods such as acupuncture, yoga, and deep breathing. They offer a comprehensive alternative approach. And if you’re interested in listening to a relaxing podcast to relieve stress take a listen to the Zencast Podcast by Zencast.org.

Relieve stress by listening to these priceless audio resources. Listen to them while you are cleaning the house, doing the laundry, or planning your next company meeting. Hearing the great advice and inspiration of stress experts will begin to reduce your stress level immediately.

Jillian Gregory writes for LearnOutLoud.com, an online portal for educational and self-development audio and video material which can be found at http://www.learnoutloud.com For the HTML version of this article complete with links to the titles that were mentioned, please visit http://www.learnoutloud.com/stress01

Posted on Feb 7th, 2006

“Some people suffer in silence louder than others.” -Morrie Brickman

More often than not, many people do spend undue time in the circles of emotional distress by choice. The choice may or may not be a conscious one. The resulting personal turmoil expenditure endangers every single part of our well being.

The price tag itself is obviously the highest one of all the payments we can make in life – the currency of the limited time that we have here.

Don’t get me wrong here, though. There is also something called “The Courses of Adversity”. They give us the chance of getting beyond the ordinary. While reaching beyond the usual and graduating in good standing from the quests, we receive awards of priceless perceptions and awareness. On the other hand, “perpetual stress and tension” is hardly a sign of lifetime awards. When we experience stress day in and day out, would it be worth noticing and examining the possibility that something is keeping us away from the more effortless way of life?

Let’s take a look at 3 Tricky Traps of Stress and how to outsmart them even if you think you are close to a nervous breakdown. There is such a thing as stress relief and it is closer to you than you may think or imagine right now.

Trap One:

“I am handling stress very well!” – Perpetually.

Tip:

That’s a very popular phrase nowadays. Have you been saying it lately with a tinge of defensiveness in your voice? Have others been giving you clues that the opposite is what’s really happening? Do you brave heading to burn out and is it worth it? Is it the time for you to discover new awareness skills of “mastering life” instead of forever looking for “ways to relieve stress”? It’s all possible just for the asking. That’s just how you can start. If you need a helping hand with this, ask those you trust directly, “What’s one single thing you see or feel I can change about myself that will help me decrease the level of stress I have been experiencing?”

Trap Two:

Looking for answers “out there” instead of asking the right questions “within”.

Tip:

When you get into the habit of asking yourself the right questions, your mind has a duty to supply you with the answers that are right for you.

Take a look; a few examples for you:

What is an excellent question example that I need to ask right now?
What is the right answer to that question?
How is this article beneficial for me?
What else is happening?
What else do I need to notice?
What else about my life do I need to improve?
The solutions to your stress-creating problems will start to pour from within you … if you are willing to simply listen. One way to do it is by adopting quieting techniques into your daily schedule while trusting the new process.

Trap Three:

Wishful Thinking – “If I ignore stress, it will go away!”

Tip:

The fact is it will never leave you, if you think someone else or a miracle is going to be the fix. Moreover, it will cling on and on the more you choose to respond to it the same way you’ve always been. Your choice of response to stress is what gives it life … or not.

On a helpful note, keep in mind that stressful circumstances are NOT absolute facts.

You do have the power to train your brain (about anything) in a way that serves you rather than enslaves you.

Focusing the power of your mental attention to what IS going right and what you DO want as reality in you life will, over time, produce a magnificent and life-changing obsession of creating a lifetime in superior flow :) .

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Posted on Feb 7th, 2006

Emotional and mental clutter can be as stressful as physical clutter, probably even more so.

Clutter in your mind

One of my favorite movies of the last several years is "As Good As It Gets" with Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding. One of the many great lines is the movie is when Nicholson and Kinnear are both lamenting about their feelings of depression and Kinnears character says simply:

"I need some new thoughts."

Have you ever felt like you need some new thoughts? Are you feeling that way now? Are the things on which you are focusing cluttering up your mind and dragging you down?

One way to get some new positive thoughts is to find just one positive future oriented thing to focus on.

When you catch yourself in the thoughts you wish to get rid of, switch to the more positive focus. It takes practice, to be sure, and it’s worth it, to be sure too.

Clutter in your heart

Are you still carrying around some old resentments that should have died long ago?

I’ve never yet encountered a resentment that was worth holding onto.

Freeing yourself from old resentments releases you from continued harm so that you can life your life.

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Posted on Feb 6th, 2006

What we could all do with these days is that "peace that passes all understanding" spoken of in the Bible. That would go a long way to eliminating the high stress levels in the workplace and at home. What we need is an excellent role model. We need someone who turns the other cheek. We need a person who returns a soft answer to an angry insult.

His name is Jesus and He is the perfect answer to every high stress situation. Working towards being like Him is Stress-Management Breakthrough Tip - Part- 3.

There are some Christians who, when confronting a difficult situation, ask themselves "What would Jesus do?" That works well.

All Christians should be mindful that the label they wear - "Christian" - means little Christ. Their behavior needs to mirror his. This is not optional. It is a command.

Elevated blood pressure, a racing heart, a throbbing head, caused by stress, can all be treated with the Lord’s help.

Just ask Him and you got access to Stress-Management Breakthrough Tip - Part 3 and he Starts Working Instantly.

You get blessed a special promise in Proverbs 16.7 the moment you make the choice to call upon HIm. As you’ve been well pleasing to Him, He makes all your enemies to be at peace with you.

And surely one of your biggest, life-threatening enemies, is stress.

Ask and you will receive your breakthrough today.

Copyright 2006 Kenneth Little

Kenneth Little is a writer, teacher, public speaker and the publisher of a re-released classic - in a revealing ebook- that will show you how to get the best of health and wealth out of all your future years. Find more on this at: http://www.Young-at-Sixty.com

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Posted on Feb 6th, 2006

Clutter is one source of a great deal of stress. Clutter drains your energy, weighs you down and gets in the way.

The disorganization that naturally comes with clutter is stressful as well. We all know that tight frustrated feeling you geet when you have to have something but just cannot find it.

Clutter than can be eliminated

What has not been used in so long that you really do not need it? Your closet, that catch-all for clutter, is a great place to get started. If you have not worn it in a year and it has no sentimental value, throw it away or give it away.

In your car

Does your car look like you live in it? Are there grocery lists or packages from the ’90’s somewhere inside?

The commute to work or anywhere else is much more comfortable when you are not surrounded by trash.

In your office

Can you see the top of your desk? Are there stacks of papers on the floor that have been there so long that they have become like furniture?

There are three and only three thing to do with each piecs of paper that comes your way: do it, delegate it, or dump it.

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Posted on Feb 5th, 2006

Almost every day we hear of a new form of "rage" . Road rage led the way in the media and many of us have fallen victim to it. It’s one of society’s latest ways of venting their frustrations. It’s a stress reaction which when recognized can be controlled and converted into a response.

The reason we all need to take this control so seriously is because of the victim- villain theory. It has shown that victims of child abuse in time become themselves child abusers.

Authorities working on the current batch of road rage villains to educate them out of their anti-social behavior need to spend more time working with the victims. They are too often overlooked in road rage incidents. They have their broken bones mended and their wounds dressed but there’ s no treatment for their mental and emotional wounds.

You may have been a victim of road rage and if so you need Stress-Management Breakthorugh Tip - Part 2. Only in this way will you avoid crossing over from being a victim to being a road rage villain. The tip is to make sure you do nothing to offend your fellow road users. Do not cut them off in traffic. Do not make threatening gestures.

You can make these quality choices and help break the cycle of road rage violence.

And whatever happens in that busy shopping mall carpark make a decision to never ever try and pinch someone’s space. Tell yourself -out loud - that there’s plenty more available. Drive a mile if you have to. And be happy about doing it.

Stress-Management Breakthorugh Tip - Part 2 can be used in all stress situations - even when cars aren’t involved. The key is to decided every day you are going to do your best to not offend your fellow citizens with wrong words or wrong actions. It’s that simple. Make a choice . And then voice the choice.

You can congratulate yourself on making a positive contribution to the development of world peace.

Copyright 2006 Kenneth Little

Kenneth Little is a writer, teacher, public speaker and the publisher of a re-released classic - in a revealing ebook- that will show you how to get the best of health and wealth out of all your future years. Find more on this at: http://www.Young-at-Sixty.com

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Posted on Feb 5th, 2006

All these years of working with clients to manage the stress in their lives has taught me two important things that we all need to learn and remember:

1. The only people who have absolutely no stress can be found in the cemetery

What this means is that trying to eliminate all stress from your life is not a reasonable or achievable goal. Learning how to successfully and strategically manage and master the stress in your life is a reasonable and reachable goal. It’s what we want to do with stress.

2. Some of the most powerful ways to manage and master our stress are often not the most obvious solutions

There are times in your life when you have to add something to your life in order to manage and master the stress in your life. At the same time, there are times in your life when you have to get rid of something from your life in order to manage and master stress.

So the action questions become:

1. What is currently not in your life that adding would help you manage and master stress?

2. What is currently in your life that substracting would helpy you manage and master stress?

Get your answers to these two questions and you are well on you way to managing and mastering stress.

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Posted on Feb 4th, 2006

Your workplace is well know for creating stress and leaving you with long term complications such as a weakened immune system and a mind filled with fear.. The good news is that Stress-Management Breakthrough Tip- Part-1-The Perfect Solution provides you with a way to fight back and regain a strong immune system and rid yourself of much of the fear.

What causes the damage to your system is that stress events cause hormones to be released. In the days of early man when he had a "fight" or "flight" situation he needed extra energy to survive.

That need for sudden extra physical energy is no longer needed but the same hormones are still released in your system. Today they can cause serious physical illness. You need a plan to see these hormones harmlessly used up in your body before they take away from your system’s ability to fight of cancers and other maladies.

Regular heart-working exercise is the Stress-Management Breakthrough Tip- Part-1 and as such is The Perfect Solution.

It takes little time. Three 30 minute sessions a week gets you started.

Even in your workplace you can develop a stress management plan by using the stairs instead of the elevator each time you need to visit different departments.

See yourself looking and feeling healthy. Link that feeling to the times you put into exercise - inside and outside the workplace.

Your immune system will be once again strong enough to fight off all attacks and your mind will have far less fear than before.

In no time at all you’ll have successfully used The Perfect Solution in Stress-Management Breakthrough Tip- Part-1

Copyright 2006 Kenneth Little

Kenneth Little is a writer, teacher, public speaker and the publisher of a re-released classic - in a revealing ebook- that will show you how to get the best of health and wealth out of all your future years. Find more on this at: http://www.Young-at-Sixty.com

True success will be yours no matter what your age. Amazing "How I Became Young at Sixty" brings renewed strength to your body, hope to your mind and increased prosperity to your lifestyle. You Can Get your Free ebook "How I Became Young at Sixty" by going to: http://www.Young-at-Sixty.com/get-your-f-r-e-e-ebook.htm

Posted on Feb 4th, 2006

Remember the wreck of the Exxon Valdez in 1989 that resulted in a such a massive oil spill?

Most people seem to think it was caused by the captain being drunk. Not so at all.

The National Transportation Safety Board ruled the cause was sleep deprivation, as the third mate on duty and steering the ship had slept only six hours of the previous 72 hours.

Our bodies were designed for sleep

But we behave as if this is not true. It has become almost an accepted truth in our culture that in order to be successful, you have to learn to function well on less and less sleep.

The problem is we don’t function well.

Occasionally sacrificing your sleep to get a job done on deadline is just a natural part of the world of work. Regularly sacrificing your sleep in order to work more is unhealthy and a lousy use of time that eventually catches up with you and becomes counterproductive.

According to sleep researcher William C. Dement, author of "The Promise of Sleep" sleep debt is like a money loan that must be paid back to avoid serious consequences.

Consistent sleep debt lead to dangerous drowsiness, fatigue and general crankiness.

If our bodies are designed to sleep, then it follows that one way to reduce the stress is to get enough sleep.

I bet you have a great and little used stress busting device in our home right now - the VCR. Tape Tv shows you want to watch and go to bed.

If you can’t sleep, at least rest

Rest is simply setting still and doing not much at all. If you can get good at resting, getting good at sleeping is often not far behind.

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